Eshaan Verma Paradigm

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Eshaan Verma

High School Policy Debate - The Meadows School - 4 years

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEASE COLLAPSE ON SOMETHING IN THE 2NR, DONT KEEP ARGUING YOUR 5 OFF AND CASE, THIS MAKES ME A VERY UNHAPPY CAMPER.

- I would like to be on the email chain (eshaanverma2@gmail.com) but I will still be flowing by hand most likely and I don't mind spreading as long as I can hear you and the other team can hear you. If I don't hear or understand an argument, it won't go down on my flow which means it won't be considered in my decision. I don't expect teams to answer arguments that I couldn't even flow. So speed and spreading are ok as long as you are clear and concise. Also how much you flow and whether or not you do it doesn't matter to me as long as you are producing good arguments and responding to the arguments of the other team. I will not dock you speaker points if you're not flowing.

Timing

Keep track of your own and other team's speech/prep times. You are not babies, I will not treat you like such so all the timing should be done by you guys.

K's

DO NOT RUN A K IF YOU COULDN'T EXPLAIN IT TO A 10 YEAR OLD. I personally don't prefer K's especially in novice debate. I think they are sometimes too complicated for the teams to explain well enough for me to vote on them. However, if they are formulated and explained well enough, I will vote on them but a good understanding of the K should be expressed by both debaters.

Topicality

I think affs should most definitely be topical so it encourages a fair debate where both teams can prepare. I do think topicality is very important and is a voter issue of great magnitude. I will look at topicality arguments very closely and put them at the top of my considerations when evaluating rounds. However, this doesn't mean if the neg brings up a topicality argument, they automatically win. The neg still has to explain topicality very well to convince me the aff isn't topical and can't just add it on top of a list of 5 other off cases just to bury the aff. The neg also needs to do a good job of proving to me that in the round, the aff not being topical is abusive and why, I will not just assume T is abusive. All aff's are topical to me until the neg proves to me beyond a doubt that they are not topical.

Disads

I will vote on disads if there is a reasonable probability of them happening. I am not part of the 1% club who will vote on a disad if theres a 1% chance of it occuring, I believe in being realistic and not that if little Jimmy doesn't get his education, it can cause nuclear war. Also, negs need to prove a plausible link to the actual case. I don't appreciate it when debaters try to link random generic disads with weak links to the case and this will be reflected in your speaker points. However, this is not me saying that you shouldn't do generic disads, I am okay with them as long as they do have a reasonable link.

Counterplans

I like counterplans as long as they are competitive and mutually exclusive. All too often the neg will bring up a counterplan that can be permuated without severance and that argument just dissolves and wastes everyone's time. So, as far as counterplans go, really really explain to me why your counterplan is better than the actual plan and why I should prefer it.

Case Debate

I think case debate is very important and integral. I don't like it when negs stray away from the case debate because they know they are losing on it. The case debate is the main point of the entire debate and should be argued till at least the 1NR. EXTEND YOUR ARGUMENTS. This is huge in my evaluations. If the other team drops arguments, extend them so I can draw a big line across my flow.

CX

I think CX is very important and should be treated as its own speech. This is where good arguments are set up and important points are clarified. I don't mind feisty CX's as long as they don't stray away from the point and turn into irrelevant arguments. This is my personal favorite part of debate because it shows how good debaters really are at thinking on their feet. I don't mind tag team but the cx's shouldn't be dominated by one debater because this doesn't help the other debater get better. Speaker points are pretty heavily weighted in this area.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
2019 Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/21/2019 TOCLD Doub Loyola LH Harvard-Westlake AL Neg Neg on a 2-1
2019 Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/21/2019 TOCLD R4 Torrey Pines AG Loyola BC Neg
2019 Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/21/2019 TOCLD R4 Immaculate Heart JL Marlborough ML Neg
2019 Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/21/2019 TOCLD R3 Claremont GK Harvard-Westlake OF Neg
2019 Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/21/2019 TOCLD R2 Marlborough HH Immaculate Heart FP Neg
2019 Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/21/2019 TOCLD R2 Lynbrook SM Loyola SS Aff
2019 Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/21/2019 TOCLD R1 Marlborough ER Immaculate Heart BC Neg
2019 Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/21/2019 TOCLD R1 Marlborough JH Loyola LH Neg
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/1/2019 NLD R7 Marlborough VA Harvard-Westlake MK Neg
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/1/2019 NLD R5 Nova 42 SZ Harvard-Westlake SK Neg
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/1/2019 NLD R4 Marlborough RM Palos Verdes Independent IK Neg
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/1/2019 NLD R4 Harvard-Westlake JM Beckman CK Neg
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/1/2019 NLD R3 Harvard-Westlake MK Beckman AP Aff
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/1/2019 NLD R2 Marlborough ED Harvard-Westlake GM Neg
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/1/2019 NLD R1 Palos Verdes Independent ES Beckman JA Aff
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/1/2019 NLD R1 Harvard-Westlake SL Peninsula HC Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 NCX Quarte Coronado AN Desert Vista HW Neg Aff on a 2-1
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 NCX R5 Niles West DS Advanced Technologies Acad BN Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 NLD R4 Harvard-Westlake SW Coral Academy Of Science Las Vegas AV Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 NLD R3 Harvard-Westlake SL Advanced Technologies Acad JM Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 NLD R1 Harvard-Westlake JM Coral Academy Of Science Las Vegas MW Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD1 Octas Harvard-Westlake Tessa Augsberger Lake Highland Prep Jaden Ackerman Aff Aff on a 3-0
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD1 R5 Greenhill Cameron Kettles Marlborough Heather Thomasian Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD1 R5 Lake Highland Prep Max Boger Little Rock Central Kassandra Torres Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD1 R4 West Des Moines Valley Olivia Brown Lake Highland Prep Ahad Ansari Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD1 R4 Harvard-Westlake Sophia Musante Lake Highland Prep Alexander George Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD1 R3 Lake Highland Prep Jaden Ackerman Harvard-Westlake Jason Morganbesser Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD1 R3 St Pius X Catholic Dominic Brown Harvard-Westlake Nathan Russell Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD1 R2 West Des Moines Valley Kauai Cua Harvard-Westlake Tessa Augsberger Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD1 R1 Lake Highland Prep Rohith Ganjam Marquette Univ Joseph Webb Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD1 R1 Lake Highland Prep Parker Cohen Little Rock Central Sam Triplett Neg
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/2/2018 NJVLD R5 Harvard-Westlake JG Kudos FZ Aff
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/2/2018 NJVLD R4 Harvard-Westlake JC Magnet DJ Neg
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/2/2018 NJVLD R4 Harvard-Westlake HS Northwood BX Neg
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/2/2018 NJVLD R3 Harvard-Westlake BW Magnet AN Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/3/2018 NCX R4 Juan Diego Catholic RM Rosemont JW Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/3/2018 NCX R3 SLC West GR Notre Dame EF Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/3/2018 NCX R2 SLC West SA Juan Diego Catholic ST Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/2/2017 NCX Semis Salt Lake City West AS Polytechnic WH Aff Aff on a 3-0
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/2/2017 NCX Qrtrs Salt Lake City West AS Peninsula BY Aff Aff on a 3-0
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/2/2017 NCX Rd4 Head Royce KW Georgetown Day DL Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/2/2017 NCX Rd3 Rowland Hall-St Mark DF Polytechnic OZ Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/2/2017 NCX Rd2 Salt Lake City West AS Peninsula FR Neg